The cycling community of London paid tribute to Alexandra Foto through a memorial cycling ride on the 14th of August, 2014 (Thursday). The bike ride began at around 6pm from the London City Hall and continued till the Wharncliffe Rd and Riverside.
When the cyclists honoring Foto reached the site where her accident took place, they took part in the traditional ceremony of ringing bells in order to bless her soul.
Alexandra Foto was a nineteen year old cyclist who died because she was hit by a cement truck at the Riverside and Wharncliffe Rd drive when she was riding her bicycle on the 7th of August, 2014 (Thursday).
Foto was actually adored and respected by her relatives and friends. This was quite evident in the fact that people who knew her appeared in huge numbers to attend her funeral in order to honor her. Foto’s funeral took place on the 12th of August, 2014.
Gary Brown who belongs to the Cycling Advisory Committee Chair in London is of the opinion that more steps have to be taken to increase the safety of the London cyclists.
Brown said that one look at the site of Alexandra Foto’s accident will give you an idea that the safety of cyclists and even pedestrians for that matter was not taken into consideration when the road was built.
According to him it is extremely important that new bike routes are created in London. Alexandra Foto did not have a safe option and unfortunately met with an accident. Now if accidents are to be avoided in the future, steps have to be taken effectively.
Gary Brown did not know Foto personally but then he truly thinks that a very special person and role model has been lost because she was a great humanitarian and absolutely believed in charity work.
On Saturday chris hoy found four wheeler a more challenging vehicle and smashed a 125,000 sterling pound supercar into bales of hay at the Goodwood Festival of speed. Sir Chris came out unharmed and perfect while waving to his fans roaring around him.
His Nissan supercar ploughed straight into the hay bales when he spanned off the track at the Goodwood and headed towards the bales throwing hay into the air Chris stopped the car, making the car way too damaged for him to continue with his 193 mph Nissan GT-R Nismo. Its is still unclear if the vehicle one of the only two in UK can ever be repaired.
After taking retirement in the year 2013 he has taken up motor sports and races in the British GT Championship. After his West Sussex wipeout , sir chris hoy who announced that he and his wife Sarra is expecting their first child tweeted that he was embarrassed, though the car looked a bit sore he was fine.
It was on the second day at the Goodwood Championship when he lost control and moved straight into the hay and came out unhurt waving at his fans leaving the race marshalls digging out the car from the hay bales.
Being Britain’s most decorated Olympian with six Olympic golds he also won 10 world cycling titles during a distinguished career.
With a long term aim of driving for British Championship till 2016 ended up in a stack of Hay at the Goodwood hill climb with his car’s airbags deploying but leaving the car way to damaged to continue. A thriving cyclist trying his luck with the four wheels bumped hard on a stack of hay at this recent crash putting a mar in his career.
The biggest event that New York is hosting this year is the Grand Depart of the Tour de France that will begin in Yorkshire. As a part of the cultural programs and in honor of the Tour de France, one of New York’s oldest and most famous monuments – Clifford’s Tower, is being lit up in bright yellow. The concept behind this is to encourage the “maillot jaune”, or the yellow jersey that is worn by the leading rider each day of the race.
The route is designed in such a way that the riders go past the Clifford’s Tower on the second day of the tour through Yorkshire and the winner from the previous day finish on the Harrogate’s Stray. English Heritage’s Julie Spowart proudly declares that the entire team is very pleased to be a part of this 100 days Cultural Festival in Yorkshire. This is a very famous structure in the city and it is great to see this signifying the yellow jersey.
The festival director Maria Bota and the team are excited to tell us more about the creative side of the 100 day long festival that is going to start off soon. They are the best people to get in touch with if you wish to be a part of the celebrations. Several events are planned over this span of 100 days – involving arts, arts, different organizations, creative groups, educationalists and also representatives from the local entities that take interest in art and related events.
As per the schedule, the venues are: Halifax, Bradford, Sheffield, York, Scarborough, Harrogate, Leeds and Hull. The events to be held in these locations start from Tuesday, the 3rd of September and would continue till Thursday 12th of September. Numerous theatres, University auditoriums Creative centers, Churches, Town halls and community centers have already been booked for the events.
British cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy has showed his support for the British cycling team after their disastrous performance at the Track Cycling World Championships who are being held at Cali, Colombia. The legend has showed support for the athletes and has stated that the team will be back to their good form very soon.
It was the first time that the British men’s team was left empty handed at the World Championships after 1998 and it has resulted in a country wide media criticism. The only ray of hope is the second place finish by Joanne Roswell in the individual pursuit and the victory for the British female team in the team pursuit event. Read more »